UNH Faculty Senate
Motion on establishing a standing
committee on information technology
UNH FACULTY SENATE
MOTION # XV-M4
on establishing a standing committee on information technology
1. Motion presenter: Ben Cariens
2. Date of Faculty Senate discussion: 11/15/2010 and 11/29/2010
3. Rationale: The Agenda Committee has voted to propose a motion to the Faculty Senate that a new senate standing committee on information technology be established by the beginning of the next fall semester. The senate’s Library Committee has been dealing with information technology matters; but now there should be a senate committee on information technology, since this is a fast-growing area and there is a university chief information officer who could be the new committee’s contact person in the administration. The motion requires a two-thirds vote because it would change the senate constitution and bylaws.
4. Motion: We move to establish a standing committee of the Faculty Senate dedicated to information technology matters. The committee’s corresponding administrator will be UNH’s chief information officer; and the membership will be chosen in the same way as the other senate standing committees.
5. Senate action: passed with thirty-one ayes, no nays, and one abstention.
6. Senate chair’s signature: Edward Hinson
Forwarded to: President Mark Huddleston, on January 25, 2011
Forwarded to: Provost John Aber, on January 25, 2011
Forwarded to: Lisa MacFarlane, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, on January 25, 2011
Forwarded to: Jan Nisbet, Senior Vice Provost for Research, on January 25, 2011
Forwarded to: Joanna Young, Associate Vice President for Computer and Information Services, on January 25, 2011
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